noun \ˈtwēd\

: a rough, woolen cloth that is woven with different colored threads

tweeds : tweed clothing (such as a suit)

Full Definition of TWEED

:  a rough woolen fabric made usually in twill weaves and used especially for suits and coats
plural :  tweed clothing; specifically :  a tweed suit

Examples of TWEED

  1. a skirt made of tweed
  2. The elderly professor was always seen in his tweeds.

Origin of TWEED

probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling twilled cloth
First Known Use: 1841


biographical name \ˈtwēd\

Definition of TWEED

William Marcy 1823–1878 Boss Tweed Am. polit.


geographical name \ˈtwēd\

Definition of TWEED

river 97 miles (156 kilometers) SE Scotland & NE England flowing E into North Sea


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